Life Healing Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Views of Santa Fe New Mexico
25 Vista Point Road
Santa Fe, NM, 87506

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Life Healing Center Overview

Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico’s vibrant capital, and nestled in the foothills of Sangre de Cristo, the Life Healing Center is a treatment center for adults aged 18 and older dealing with substance addiction, trauma, mood and behavioral disorders, and co-occurring mental health problems. The facility was founded more than 20 years ago has provided a supportive, safe, and serene environment for persons seeking recovery.
The center’s values emphasize the promotion of a healthy, therapeutic environment for clients to attain long-lasting recovery. The treatment center utilizes a holistic approach to treatment and provides customized treatment plans to suit the individual needs of each patient. The center boasts of a well-trained treatment staff comprising of Masters level therapists, clinical technicians, adult psychiatrists, nurses, and drug and alcohol counselors. The length of time an individual spends in the program depends on their specific needs, progress, and goals but treatment usually lasts between 21 to 35 days. The facility provides a detoxification program and three additional treatment tracks. These include the Empowerment Program for adults with mood and mental health disorders, the Hope Program for addicts and the Serenity Program for trauma recovery.

Accommodation And Food

The treatment center can accommodate up to 39 people in its current adobe-style lodges although it used to be a Boy Scout camp. Bedrooms are semi-private with two clients sharing a room. The bedrooms are furnished with twin beds, desks, and dressers and are also painted in vibrant colors. Visitors are allowed at designated times since the center understands the importance of love and care in the process of recovery. Meals at the facility are not exactly five-star but focus on being healthy, nutritious, and well-balanced. Dietary restrictions are also accommodated for by the cooks on-site.

Treatment & Therapy

The center offers some treatment and therapy services depending on the unique needs of the client. Some of these are:

  • Drug and alcohol detoxification
  • Residential program

Medical Detoxification

The detox program offered at the center is tailored for adult men and women and is offered to them upon arrival if deemed necessary by the treatment staff. The detox process follows evidence-based protocols and is designed to be effective in providing relief from the pain/discomfort of the withdrawal process.

Residential Program

The residential program is intensive and includes 24/7 support from the clinical and medical team. The program is evidence-based and structured consisting of various individual and group counseling sessions during the week.
The following are a list of conditions treated at the facility:

  • Substance addiction (Meth, Heroin, Prescription drugs, Alcohol, etc.)
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety

Therapy Options

The facility offers various options of therapy which include:

  • Equine therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • 12-step meetings
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Relapse prevention
  • Somatic experiencing


Life Healing Center costs approximately $25,000 to $35,000 for a 30-day treatment at the facility but this amount is subject to change as it is greatly dependent on the kind of treatment and level of care a client requires, as no two patients are the same. The facility is in-network with most major insurance companies and is willing to work with out-of-network providers. Insurance accepted includes Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Presbyterian, and more An assessment is taken upon admission which involves insurance verification and determination of financial viability. Private and Self-payment options are also available. Clients are advised to contact the facility to find out more information on coverage and benefits.


The facility is accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) and the NAATP (National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers).

Life Healing Center Advantages

The treatment center offers transportation services for residents to be easily transported from the facility to a local gym a couple times a week with yoga offered on-site. The transport service is offered at no additional cost. The treatment center also offers treatment options, therapy sessions, and healthy coping and intimacy skills to residents at the facility suffering from eating disorders and sex addiction issues. This treatment is offered under a gender-specific program to help maintain confidentiality, integrity, and safety maintenance.
In entirety, the facility offers a well-rounded and comprehensive program that handles trauma, eating disorders, addiction, self-harm, and more with traditional treatment methods. Clients seeking treatment from sex addiction and eating disorders will have this reputable facility to be a good option.


Sergio Cianci
Chief Executive Officer

Sergio holds a Bachelor’s degree from Santa Fe College majoring in Organizational Psychology and a Master’s degree from the same college as well but in Business Administration. Furthering his education, he earned a degree in Guidance and Counseling from Mexico Highlands University with a specialization in Clinical/Professional and Rehabilitation Counseling. He held the position of Director of Clinical Services before being promoted to C.E.O.

Anthony Padilla
Director of Human Resources

Anthony manages and is in charge of all human resources related activities which includes recruitment, hiring, employee injury and retention, compensation, benefits, employee data maintenance, and more. He has over 16 years of experience in the behavioral health sector and is a member of the Human Resources Management Society. He is very compassionate and understanding towards patients registered at the facility and also the employees.

Cinder Spicer
UR Manager

Cinder holds a Bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University in Social Work and has earned her License Baccalaureate Social Work certification. She has served in different capacities in various healthcare settings. She has also worked as a social worker for trauma patients and a counselor for children, adolescents, and geriatric clients.

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